Joan was born on October 20, 1935, passed away January 12, 2021. She was the beloved wife of Ronald Davis with whom she enjoyed a loving and eventful 58 year marriage. She leaves behind her brother, John (Adrienne) Zurick; her son, Ron (Nannette) Davis; daughters, Meg (Doug) Hill, Anna (James) Sapienza, and Mary (Jed) Hanna; 10 grandchildren, John and Alex Davis, Zack and Garrett Hill, Derek, Cara and Daniel Sapienza and Erin, Annie and Megan Hanna; 2 great grandchildren, Jack Hill and Violet Sapienza who brought a smile to her face when visiting her; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Joan was a dynamic and progressive woman who finished her teaching degree after raising 4 children. She taught successfully and passionately in the Hilton School District for close to 30 years. Joan enjoyed golfing, was a voracious reader, and loved socializing. Joan’s main focus was on her husband, children and grandchildren. Always a towering presence with a ready laugh at family gatherings, she will be deeply missed and fondly remembered.
Joan will have a private Catholic ceremony and a celebration of her life will be held at a later date when it’s safe to gather.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made on her behalf to the Ronald McDonald House of Rochester.